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Aggressive Mimicry Definition: Examples Included

ag·gres·sive mim·ic·ry / uh.gres.iv

when a dangerous plant or animal imitates something harmless (like a flower or worm) in order to catch prey.

aggressive mimicry in a sentence: the orchid mantis is a perfect example of aggressive mimicry: it pretends to be a harmless orchid so it can catch and eat other insects.

examples of aggressive mimicry in nature: orchid mantis, angler fish, venus flytrap, alligator snapping turtle

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